As more Americans sign up for Medicare Advantage, detractors worry that it’s helping private insurers more than patients.
Pam HerdWhile administrative burden in policies directed at poor people are high, they are also high in universal policies like Medicare due to privatization. More choice, more confusion, higher costs for participants, and more profit for private insurers 1/
Oh will star with Jay Duplass and executive produce with series writer Amanda Peet.
Pam HerdThe Chair: Watch Sandra Oh in this titillating series documenting petty politics over course releases, merit reviews, committee assignments, and merit reviews. Will she get her promised permanent pay increase and sabbatical at the end? Watch the sparks fly
In order to combat the disease, the president will have to trust the kind of government experts he has disdained and dismissed.
Pam HerdTrump’s administrative gutting of experts will undermine their ability. While excellent people remain—such as the head of the CDC—will Trump admin will listen to them? The first case—the cruise ship—which should have been simple, does not bode well. 2/
More than three days passed before Japan imposed a quarantine. That delay and other missteps helped produce the largest outbreak of the virus beyond China.
Pam HerdThe Trump Administration couldn’t even manage to get people home from this cruise ship w/proper protocols to ensure containment—despite clear guidance from the CDC. It is not clear this admin can handle an outbreak in the US 1/ nytimes.com/2020/02/22/wor… via @NYTimes